Things That I Hate

Non Sequiturs

I absolutely hate when people use non sequitur arguments against me. For those of you who don’t know what a non sequitur is, it means “does not follow”.

For example, I was saying that I agreed with Obama’s speech on the importance of education and how most of it is up to the individual. But someone replied telling me that we shouldn’t have socialized health care that also helps illegal immigrants. My immediate response to this is “what?” and I’m stumped as to what to say.

They also went on to say that it’s too much to ask of children in elementary school to take their education into their own hands, which is also irrelevant, because the speech was directed at high school students and higher.

I also hate how everyone calls his speech Communist/Socialist. Sheesh, I wish the people without brains would shut up about it.

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